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Monday, April 12, 2010

Posterous Adds More Editing Options

Last week microblog service Posterous announced that they are not a microblog service. Posterous made that announcement as they unveiled three new blog post creation options designed to help it compete with full-fledged blogging services like Tumblr, Blogger, and WordPress. The most significant of the new features is a new option to construct blog posts containing multiple media formats. Posterous users can now arrange media elements however they wish within blog posts. Posterous also introduced the option for creating media galleries through a simple drag and drop interface.

Applications for Education
I've previously written about Posterous being a good option for quickly creating group blogs for students. In the past students could contribute their own posts to a Posterous blog, but now they can help each other edit and enhance blog posts. Using the new blog post editing options one student could contribute an image to a post and another could contribute video to that same post.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
TypePad Micro Offers an Easy Way to Start Blogging
Gaga Post - Group Blogging
Soup.io A Simple Yet Feature-Packed Blogging Platform